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The Adventurer (I) (1917)

Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Short  |  22 October 1917 (USA)
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The Little Tramp escapes from prison; saves a girl and her mother from drowning; and creates havoc at a swank party.

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Charlie escapes from prison. After rescuing a girl and her mother from drowning, Charlie is invited to their home where a big party is held and he is treated like a hero. However, as a result Charlie's photo is printed in the newspapers and the prison guards come after him. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Comedy | Short

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22 October 1917 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El aventurero  »

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Trivia

The last of twelve films Charles Chaplin made while he was under contract with the Mutual Film Corporation. See more »

Goofs

When the 2 large men fall into the ocean from the pier (Eric Campbell and Henry Bergman), Campbell is rescued twice, but Bergman is never rescued. See more »

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Title Card: [closing title card] The prison guard is also being entertained.
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Chaplin
22 May 2005 | by (Tellus) – See all my reviews

Chaplin is a funny man that can do a lot with very little. His humour is slapstick and he is very good at it.

Here we follow a convict on the run through diverse escapades in which he amongst other things saves a woman's mother and steals the woman from her suitor.

His jokes are very simple and effective, that said they can be a bit repetitious and today obvious.

Funniest part is in the beginning when he bumps into police everywhere and repeats his mistakes all the time and also the bit with the sliding doors.


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